When you’re looking to find out what’s happening around the country when it comes to gaming, then visiting us just once a week should keep you informed. And then you can go back to work, school or home without any guilt.
A few things you may have missed this past week:
- Zombiegamer: [Photos] UCON 2018
- ACGL: MGMS Grand Finals Set for Kick Off
- ACGL: AfrEsports | Football Player Passes now available
- ACGL: Minor LAN Registrations Update
- IGN Africa: Esports Spotlight for 30th January 2018
- MWEB GameZone: MGMS Rocket League Grand Finals this Sunday
- MWEB GameZone: Win a Nintendo Switch by proving you are the best ARMS champ at the Nintendo Brooklyn Pop-Up Store
- NAG: Podcast: Episode 76 – Back to Business
ACGL are have a number of online and LAN tournaments this weekend for Call of Duty and Rocket League. Details and registrations for the tournaments can be found here.
This weekend is pretty full with gaming activities far and wide:
- Xbox Playdates ZA are hosting their play dates every Wednesday from 8pm and selected Fridays from 9pm. You can get more information here about the regular gaming play dates. At the time of writing the February details were not yet available.
- Boksburg LAN starts 5pm on Friday (2 February) and runs until 11pm the next day. The LAN is being hosted at 65 Market Street in Boksburg and seats are R100 per person. Full details can be found on the event page.
- GAC LAN is hosting their first LAN event of the year from Friday at 5pm. The LAN carries on until 7am on Sunday (4 February) at Theo Marais Park in Cape Town. Tickets are R250 per person at the door. Additional information can be found on the event page.
- Maingaming have a FIFA 18 tournament in conjunction with Adidas on Saturday 3 February. Entry is free with registrations open at 8:30am on a first-come-first-served basis. Adidas vouchers are up for grabs at the tournament at Adidas The Base in Cambridge Commercial Park in Paulshof. Additional information is available here.
- ACGL Minor LANs for Call of Duty (PS4) are happening from 9am in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. Team passes for four players cost R600 and there are cash prizes up for grabs. Additional details can be found here.
- MSSA have the Old Edwardian Summer Championships for FIFA 18 and a number of board- and wargames on Saturday and Sunday. The series of tournaments will be hosted at the Old Edwardian Society in Lower Houghton. Details can be found on the Facebook page.
- Virtual Mentality Gaming are hosting a FIFA 18 tournament that kicks off on Saturday at 10am and runs until 5pm on Sunday. There’s R3,200 up for grabs with an entry fee of R150. The venue is in Oakfield Shopping Centre in Benoni. Head to the event page for more.
- Kosta Games are hosting a FIFA 18 tournament in conjunction with Diski Sport at The Ark Gaming in Rivonia from 11am on Saturday. Entry is R200 per person (pre-booked only) with R7,500 in cash up for grabs. Additional details can be found on the event page.
Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:
- 10 to 11 February 2018: ACE Gaming LAN
- 24 to 25 February 2018: AfrEsports
- 28 to 29 April 2018: FanCon
- 27 to 29 July 2018: EGE
Competitions & Giveaways
- Megarom Games: Win a Dragon Ball FighterZ CollectorZ Edition
- SA Gamer: Free Games Vrydag – Monster Hunter World (PS4)
The Southern African qualifiers for WESG are done and dusted and the following teams and players find themselves heading to China to compete for their share of the millions of Dollars up for grabs:
- CS:GO: Bravado Gaming
- Dota 2: White Rabbit Gaming
- Hearthstone: Jacques “Selfmoord” Wentzel
- StarCraft II: Drager
We wish them all the best of luck as they carry the hopes of a nation on their shoulders.
Presenting Project Destiny
by Bravado Gaming
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